Author(s): Valentina Harris
Valentina Harris has carefully selected 100 recipes that are the core recipes from which all other recipes in Italian cooking derive. The repertoire includes all the techniques necessary to handle any dish, for instance Polenta al Ragu and Pollo alla Toscana. Harris is very conscious that classical Italian cuisine can be complicated and lengthy on method and that most home cooks do not have endless hours to prepare family meals, nor are they willing to give over an entire day to cook for a dinner party. She has analysed the methods carefully and wherever possible has simplified the process without losing the most important feature of Italian cooking--flavor. Harris has demystified the process with her commonsense approach. And for this reason Classic Italian Cooking is an exciting and welcome addition to any cook's library. Harris spends a lot of her time in Italy, and has thus brought lively reminiscences of meals cooked and eaten to this comprehensive book.